the saying ‘a sight for sore eyes’ was surely thought up with visions of women like Anja Rubik in mind. The Polish born beauty is flawless (if like me you have blocked out the truly awful music video she did), thanks to her ridiculous bone structure and effortlessly long legs, making her the perfect coat hanger. And thank God the Karl Lagerfeld favourite has returned for his protégé and former Fendi designer, Anthony Vaccarello.
Sometimes you have to accept the thing you can’t change, and as a society we did, we acknowledged that ‘normcore’ was a thing and now it has over run fashion. Apart from a few razzle dazzle brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Chanel and Versace, everyone else is simplifying clothing down to the bare minimum. This has therefore trickled down to models and campaigns. As the clothes go plain, the models get plainer. No one wants a model stealing the limelight from their latest must have offerings.
While I don’t have an issue with the normcore way of life, I am more than relieved to see Anja Rubik fronting Anthony Vaccarello’s AW14 campaign shot by Inez & Vinoodh. Does this mean the bubble is about to burst and signal the return of sexiness into fashion?